The NBA regular season is over and all attention is now on the playoffs.
In just a few months, we will know which team had what it took to go all the way to the Finals and win.
There are numerous big stars who will put up a fight in the postseason this year but NBA analyst Alan Hahn highlighted five players who need a Finals victory the most.
Speaking on Get Up, Hahn said that the five players most in need of a championship ring are Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics, James Harden of the Philadelphia 76ers, Joel Embiid also of the Sixers, Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns, and Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets.
.@alanhahn's top five NBA players that need to win a title this season:
1. Nikola Jokić
2. Chris Paul
3. Joel Embiid
4. James Harden
5. Jayson Tatum pic.twitter.com/DI8PKCtbNu
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) April 13, 2023
Each player is different in many ways but they all have one thing in common: a win in the Finals would cement their legacy in the league.
Certain players like Paul and Harden have been fighting for this opportunity for years and fans are wondering if they’ll ever pull it off.
The others are younger but still just as driven to succeed.
Both Jokic and Embiid are in the running to win this season’s MVP but they have admitted that the thing they want more than that trophy is to defeat the rest of the teams and claim a Finals victory.
That is the ultimate goal for any player in the Association.
Each of the men on Hahn’s list definitely has a chance to go all the way.
They hail from teams that are consistently talked about as Finals contenders.
In fact, most of the teams are in that position because of the hard work of these athletes.
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